"Horizon" is a web based Application Software which is designed and deployed for E-Learning, Assessment and Performance analysis of the Student Officers participating in various programmes and courses conducting by this state-of-the-art institute, Air Force Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI).
Following notion of technological transformation and having the desire to be the leader of digitalization especially in academic areas, Air Force Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) kept a master plan for developing the required sustainable infrastructure, application software, apps, mentors and administrative resources. Based on this master plan few phases were designed to segment the overall project and execute step by step through proper monitoring and quality control.
Having all preparation, feasibility analysis, requirements analysis and system study, CSTI hired the specialist software firm ‘Swapnoloke’ through required selection and scrutiny process over vendor eligible organizations and started the first phase of this project on May 2017. After development, implementation and testing software was launched on 18 September 2017 by the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc. The motto of Horizon is “Learning from anywhere, anytime”.
From the very beginning of first phase implementation Individual Staff Studies Programmes (ISSP) are fully digitalized through which Student Officers can appear in the exam from home and abroad seamlessly and through institutional assessment process Student Officers can have the course result from this platform. Based on the success case of first phase of project execution, CSTI decided to execute the second phase of the project. After implementation of the second phase other programmes and courses are also digitalized including JCSC, SCC and JAWC. Along with these, other resources and process connected with the Programmes and Courses are also digitalized.
Since, development is an endless process and optimization is never fixed, with the fly of the time, CSTI is walking on the master plan and will execute other phases for making the dream come true. This apex institute believes in establishing a paperless green office and implementing a flawless, rapid and sustainable digital system.